The Best Burger in America

Looking for the best burger in America? It is hard to beat a mouthwatering, melt in your mouth burger. One that has been seasoned and grilled to perfection and topped with flavorful cheese and dressed with your all time favorite fixings. Whether those are crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices or crunchy pickles and onions, we usually each have our idea of the perfect burger.

Here, we have struggled through our differences of opinion to bring you the most regionally acclaimed burgers we could find in America. To make our top burger list, these burgers had to consistently receive top marks taste test after taste test! This was research we didn’t mind doing, these burgers also were liked by the widest palette of tastes. So give our burger list for America a try. If you find a better burger in America let us know and we will make sure to try it out and weigh it against the competitors.

Also, we would love to hear what you think the best burger is to you, what qualities do you think are most essential? Or do you know of a burger joint that is the best kept secret in America and you want to share your love with the nation? We want to hear it, what you have to say is important to us!


Gahanna Grill

Gahanna, OH

The Gahanna Grill has been in business since 1939 and is currently serving their famous Beanie burger. The restaurant’s dishes are known to be prepared with exquisite simplicity from the finest coastal and inland ingredients as well.


The Hangar on The Wharf

Juneau, AK

The Hangar on The Wharf claims to have been a local favorite since 1996. The restaurant currently offers a menu with a great selection, including great fish burgers, beef burgers, and appetizers served all day and all night.


Black Stone

Iowa City, IA

Blackstone of Iowa City is locally owned by four longtime Iowa City Residents and is currently featuring three main dining rooms and a large bar area that is available for comfortable dining. Blackstone specializes in stylish American menu with Asian and Mediterranean influences as well.


Casper’s and Runyon’s Nook

St. Paul, MN

Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook claims to be focusing on satisfying every customers’ burger appetite. Casper’s & Runyon’s Nook is also popular for being recognized by the USA Today for serving the Number 1 Burger in Minnesota.



Phoenix, AZ

Z’Tejas Chandler offers private dining rooms for birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, special events or business meetings. Menu items include Green Chile Sopes (braised chicken, shredded lettuce, Hatch New Mexico roasted chile spicy salsa atop borracho bean purée and chile cornbread), a Chile Burger (open flame grilled 8 oz. burger served on a toasted telera bun, topped with fire roasted Hatch New Mexico chiles, caramelized onions and green chile aioli).


Two Bells Bar and Grill

Seattle, WA

Enjoy fine dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner at Two Bells Bar & Grill in Seattle. Although this is little more than an old tavern and a hangout for Belltown residents who can still remember the days before all the condos went up, the burgers are superb. They are thick, hand-formed, and served on chewy sourdough rolls. You can get yours with grilled onions and bacon, with blue cheese, or a few other ways.


The Cottege Bar and Restaurant

Grand Rapids, MI

The Cottage Bar & Restaurant has been a Grand Rapids tradition since 1927 and is known today for being the oldest operating bar and restaurant downtown. The Cottage Bar & Restaurant also claims to be offering the city’s best burgers, as well as three different styles of award winning chili.


Moon Time

Coeur d'AlenE, ID

Moon Time was established in 1965 as a restaurant with a simple concept; delicious, creative food paired with a wide array of micro brews in a comfortable atmosphere. Some of the restaurant’s specialty burgers include the Anasazi Bean Burger and the Moon Burger.


Lynagh’s Irish Pub and Grill

Lexington, KY

Lynagh’s Irish Pub and Grill claims to have been a place of dining, nightlife, and entertainment for over 30 years already. Lynagh’s Irish Pub and Grill serves traditional burgers, the O’Round, freshly prepared sandwiches, and even a selection of 100 beers.


The Rusty Hammer

Portsmouth, NH

The Rusty Hammer claims to be focusing its business on serving great food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. In addition to its wimpy burgers, the restaurant also offers a full menu of sandwiches, soups, salads and house specialties. The Rusty Hammer has been in business for over 30 years already.